Asus Zenfone 2 with 4 GB RAM pops up on Amazon with a sub-$400 price tag

Asus Zenfone 2 with 4 GB RAM pops up on Amazon with a sub-$400 price tag
The basic 5" version of the Zenfone 2 will start you off at the equivalent of just $158 without any subsidies, at least on the Asus home turf of Taiwan, while on Amazon it arrives with a $219 stamp. That's still a great price for the entry level Zenfone 2, but all gazes are upon the decked-out 4 GB RAM model with the 5.5" 1080p display, and 32/64 GB of storage out of the box.

This one costs just 8990 NT$, which returns about USD 285 - a pretty stellar tag for such a beast. Granted, when the Zenfone 2 commenced its global rollout, the pricing went higher the further it goes to the western markets, and now the 4 GB model popped up on the mother of all retailers - Amazon. 

How much in USD? It will cost you $395 with about twelve bucks extra for shipping from the UK. As a reminder, this is a phone with a 5.5" 1080p display, the whopping 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, 13 MP camera on the back, and a generous 3000 mAh battery - quite the deal for a sub-$400 tag without carrier subsidies, what do you think? Oh, the camera on the back is nothing to sniff at, either, as a photo comparison with the Galaxy S6 recently confirmed.

source: Amazon

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ZenFone 2
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Intel Atom, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    ASUS Zen UI



8. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

A tad too high. Why wouldn't I go with a Nexus 5 or O+O instead?

10. JavierEGI

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Well, I would go for this instead of O+O. Known company instead of a new one, plus memory slot for an additional 64gb storage, and removable back. And 4gb ram instead of 3. For the price? I'd say it's totally worth it. But hey, if it's too high for you, then you stick to whatever's more conveniento to you.

12. okuyok

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Heck for $400 or a little more, you have ton of better choices. You can get all last years flagship phones for in the $400 price range, give or take. The Zenfone 4gb variant should sell for under $350 (and it might when released in the U.S.), but at $400 it's got to much competition from much better known brands which will hold their vaule better for when you go to sell them. You can even get a brand new Note 3 for around $300, sometimes less.. and that phone will be woth more next year on ebay when you go to sell it than the Zenfone 2.

7. phrancis

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

This or the One+1?

5. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I usually have 1 to 1.5 GB RAM free on my Nexus 6 so I would not buy this just for more RAM. The rest of the specs are lower or no better than my Nexus 6 so no good reason to buy this for me. I am hoping for the Sony Xperia Z4 Ultra to come out. I really liked my Z Ultra except for the crappy single speaker and crappy camera. The Nexus 6 fixed these issue but just does not work well as a small tablet since it does not even lie flat on a table and has no landscape dock.

3. Bedz81

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

Will this have UK 4G frequencies? Such as 800/1800/2600?

6. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

2G : EDGE/GPRS/GSM : 850/900/1800/1900, 3G : WCDMA : 850/900/1900/2100 TD-SCDMA: (CN/IN Only) 1900 ~ 2100 The description doesn't mention LTE at all.

11. Mobilephile

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

According to this should work on ATT or Tmo LTE in US

2. goldentopman

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 24, 2014

I myself dislike Asus products for their poor quality. I bought a Nexus 7. It broke down 2 months after its warranty period ended. Asus quarranty center in Hai Phong, Vietnam said that I had to buy the new main for more than 150 USD and it only had 3 month warranty. I said good bye to the Nexus 7. My friends had adviced me to buy a Samsung product but I did not follow their advice. Now I am using an Ipad mini and it is great.

4. Toneknows

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

+1... I bought an ASUS tab for my son for xmass, Broken charge port within 3 days of having it. got him a Samsung Tab to replace it, great tablet, no issues. I do really like the looks and specs of this phone

9. Deadeye37

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

I've purchased 5 Asus Memo Pads (3 2013 models and 2 2014 models) for my kids and they work great. The 2013 models worked great even when they had their screens cracked (my 18 month old thought it would be great to use as a step stool). Unfortunately, the cracked screens got worse and screen protectors were only torn off by my 2 youngest, so they had to go away. I would buy this phone in a heartbeat if it was offered here in the US (not an international version with no warranty).

1. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

nice if i wanted a non contract phone id definitely get the zenfone 2 4gb version.

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